Wollaton Library collection
This website describes the Wollaton collection at the University of Nottingham, and the Heritage Lottery Fund and AHRC funded work to conserve, catalogue and provide access to and raise awareness of this important manuscript collection. The collection comprises "a rare and significant corpus of medieval textual and material artefacts", which once formed part of the Willoughby family's collections at Wollaton Hall, Nottingham. The collections significant is found in ten medieval manuscripts "whic
[ROYAL: Illuminated manuscripts of the Kings and Queens of England]
This Web page reports on an AHRC-funded project centred around research into the British Library's collection of 1,950 manuscripts donated by King George II in 1757. Maintained as a collection (labelled 'ROYAL') since this time, they represent the largest surviving collection of medieval illumination and painting owned by English monarchs. The grant will enable the first ever major research project into the collection, resulting in an exhibition in 2011, as well as being added to the Library's o
'Mediterranean Yearbook' (Med) is a full-text scholarly ejournal. The bulk of the articles here are not relevant to the arts and humanities, but there are occasional themed sections on cultural and media issues. Of particular note is the themed section 'The Role of the Media in the Mediterranean' (four articles in the 2003/2004 issue). Other articles of interest include: 'Summer Festivals in Morocco: International Influence and a Factor of Social Cohesion'; 'The Influence of Arab Information C
2010 European Year for Combating Poverty and Social Exclusion
This initiative is being run by the European Commission (Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities directorate). The year aims to raise awareness of poverty in the European Union, where apparently 17% of people live below the poverty line. This will involve governments and social partners, plus the public. A number of activities will be held, usually decentralised, and a euro17 million budget will support these. Ambassadors will be appointed. A calendar of events can be viewed and
Arkivverket : Riksarkivet og statsarkivene
Arkivverket: Riksarkivet og Statsarkivene (National archival services of Norway) consists of Riksarkivet (National Archives) and statsarkivene (the regional state archives) and contains documents from the regional and local branches of the state administration in their districts as well as non-current records of government ministries and other central offices. The archive services has as its task to preserve archive material from state institutions; to make this material available for use to th
SKAT : Sankt-Peterburgskii korpus agiograficheskikh tekstov
Sankt-Peterburgskii korpus agiograficheskikh tekstov [Saint Petersburg corpus of hagiographical texts] is a searchable database of medieval Slavic saints lives, constructed by the department of mathematical linguistics at the University of St Petersburg. It contains more than 50 manuscripts, with around 500,000 catalogued word usages. The word index may be searched in Old Slavic using an online keyboard, and results show the desired word (and lexical derivatives) in context. Unfortunately it is
Netherlands Development Organisation : Tourism
The Netherlands Development Organisation are a non-profit, international development organisation, established in the Netherlands in 1965. Their aim is to alleviate poverty by enabling those on the lowest incomes to be part of social and economic networks and so increase their income and employment opportunities. The website contains further information about the organisation and their work. This is the tourism section of their website, which includes a link to their tourism publications, co
Gender and land rights database
The Gender and land rights database is maintained by the Food and Agriculture Organization. It offer free access to statistics and information on social, economic, political and cultural issues related to the gender inequalities and land rights worldwide. It is possible to view recent reports by country or topic. Topics covered include international conventions on land rights, national land laws, customary law, land ownership statistics. It is possible to construct some comparative graphs of dat
PDC '10: Student Apps for Windows Phone 7 This year at the PDC we took advantage of the large amount of students creating apps for the new Windows Phone 7. In this clip I sat down with 5 students from across the globe to learn about how they spent their time at the PDC and what apps that had each created. Good stuff!
This year at the PDC we took advantage of the large amount of students creating apps for the new Windows Phone 7. In this clip I sat down with 5 students from across the globe to learn about how they spent their time at the PDC and what apps that had each created. Good stuff!
Gold dominates markets and politics
The World Bank's president Robert Zoellick has called on leading economies to make gold the standard guide for currencies as the commodity hits another record high.
The Meanings of Timbuktu
This volume authored by leading international scholars begin s to sketch the meaning of Timbuktu within the context of the intellectual history of West Africa in particular and of the African continent in general The book covers four broad areas Part I provides an introduction to the region outlines what archaeology can tell us of its history examines the paper and various calligraphic styles used in the manuscripts and explains how ancient institutions of scholarship functioned Part II begins t
Stealing Empire: P2P, intellectual property and hip-hop subversion
Stealing Empire poses the question What possibilities for agency exist in the age of corporate globalisation Using the work of Antonio Negri and Michael Hardt as a point of entry Adam Haupt delves into varied terrain to locate answers in this groundbreaking inquiry He explores arguments about copyright via peertopeer P2P platforms such as Napster free speech struggles debates about access to information and open content licenses and develops a politically incisive analysis of counter discourses
Noam Chomsky's Syntactic Structures
One of South Africa leading language experts Professor Rajend Mesthrie was guest speaker at UCT Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts Great Texts Big Questions lecture on 15 April He discussed lSyntactic Structures Noam Chomsky and the colourless green revolution in language studies. Noam Chomsky is considered by many to be the father of modern linguistics Mesthrie lecture has Chomsky first book Syntactic Structures published in 1957 as a starting point Syntactic Structures started a
American Nation-State Building and Iraq
Pete W. Moore, Associate professor of Political Science, Case Western Reserve University
T4 Tips Podcast #21 - Beginning PowerPoint, Part 2
In this podcast we will create a 5-slide presentation on volcanoes. Credit for the images: Global Volcanism Program (http://www.volcano.si.edu/reports/usgs/) at the Smithsonian Institute and the U.S. Geological Survey, Credit for the video clip: Discovery Channel, Ever-Changing Earth for Students from eMedia at Utah Education Network, www.uen.org (http://www.uen.org).
‘Incredible consensus’ for regulatory reforms among G20, but political will weakening
In the face of the impending global financial meltdown a year ago, world leaders found clarity: financial regulatory frameworks needed to be overhauled.
Where Grameen Bank meets e-Bay in an African marketplace (and everyone wins)
While share prices have been falling and banks have been offering measly interest rates, MYC4 investors have been earning an average gross interest rate of 12.9 per cent a year from investments made from the comfort of their home. Too good to be true? According to Mads Kjaer, CEO of the online marketplace MYC4, “investors set the interest rate themselves and bid for it, and many hard-core investors realise even much higher yields.”
"The Weakness of the State in Latin America"
Lecture by Fernando Escalante, Tinker Visting Professor in History, University of Chicago and Professor, El Colegio de Mexico; from the Latin American Briefing Series of the Center for Latin American Studies (http://clas.uchicago.edu).
"Muslim Interpreters of Yoga"
A talk by Carl Ernst, Kenan Distinguished Professor, Dept. of Religious Studies, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill. From the South Asia Seminar.